by eilis gilrin (vera D.)
TL;DR; Party searches for two lost halflings in a Verloren chasm and instead find a citadel of kobolds whose baby white dragon was stolen by the goblins (who live next door). The party agrees to return the dragon but instead sends the dragon back to the kobolds' throne room. Since we only fulfill half the deal, we get one of three treasures -- we get a key we've been hoping opens a stone door with a dragon's symbol on it. Calkryx the white dragon is still loose and the mystery of the goblin fruit and halflings is unresolved.
Brother, after recovering Astrid's body, I decided to join Nox and some friends of his to find a couple missing adventurer's who had left Verloren to find some magical fruit in a chasm northeast of town.
Long story short, we found a sunken citadel in the chasm that was inhabited by kobolds, led by a Queen Eusdraiel. The kobolds had lost a white baby dragon (they had stolen the poor beast as a dragon egg and kept it in captivity until the goblins stole it). Before finding Meepo, the dragon's keeper, we had found a stone door with a dragon's symbol and keyhold.
When we were talking to Eusdraiel, we noticed a key was hanging behind her throne. Since they wanted their dragon back, we offered to return the dragon in exchange for one of the three treasures (the key, potions, or scrolls). She agreed and shared with us some information: the goblins are led by a goblin named Belick and that the fruit the lost halflings were looking for is a goblin delicacy favored for its magical properties.
Upon entering the goblins' stronghold, we found a cold door with writing "Rebuke the dead to open the door" and a fountain with writing telling us that fire was the only way to make it flow again. Casting fire bolt and sacred flame did nothing to ignite the fountain and the cold door would not open. We eventually found the white dragon, Calkryx, who spurned us. We ultimately gave Calkryx a map back to the kobold throne room in exchange for not killing us and yes, we were sort of deceiving everyone at this point. In a way we were returning the dragon to its captors - just not securely. We returned to the throne room to find Eusdraiel sending her troops to capture Calkryx. She said we fulfilled half of our promsie and gave us the key. Rather than deal with the dragon and goblins, we decided to head back home and rest up. Going back to the dragon room is another adventure for another day.
The journal entries here are provided by the active player characters participating in the Detroit Marches.
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